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October 12, 2014

Columbus Day 2014: Presidential Proclamation — Columbus Day

Filed under: Miscellaneous — William @ 9:20 am
Columbus

Columbus

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

Presidential Proclamation — Columbus Day,

COLUMBUS DAY, 2014 [Monday, October 13, 2014]

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

When Christopher Columbus — a son of Genoa, Italy — set sail across the Atlantic, no one could imagine the profound and lasting impact he would have on the world. In search of a westward route to Asia, he instead spotted the Bahamas. As dawn broke on October 12, 1492, Columbus’s crew set foot on a Caribbean island and changed the course of history. For much of Europe, this marked the discovery of the New World, and it set in motion the more than five centuries that have followed. (more…)

October 6, 2014

There will be another Full Moon on October 8, 2014: The Full Hunter’s Moon

Filed under: Miscellaneous — William @ 6:52 pm
Blood Moon

Blood Moon

There will be another Full Moon, October 8, 2014 at 3:50 A.M. Las Vegas time.

From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
“In 2014, the Full Moon falls on October 8—and there is a total lunar eclipse.”

“The eclipse will be fully visible from Western North America (and Alaska and Hawaii), but observers in Eastern North America will only be able to see part of the eclipse before the Moon sets below the horizon. See more details on our Eclipse page.”

“Some Native American tribes referred to this Moon as the Full Hunter’s Moon, as it was the time to go hunting in preparation for winter. This full Moon is also called the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon.”

“This is the first Full Moon following the Harvest Moon last month. It rises around sunset and sets around sunrise, the only night in the month when the Moon is in the sky all night long.”

Full Hunter’s Moon Video from Old Farmer’s Almanac

Video from Science.Nasa.Gov
Blood Red Moon

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September 9, 2014

Internment for Enemy Aliens of the US?

Filed under: Miscellaneous — William @ 1:35 pm

5:00 PM, 9/10 Revision

Internment camp in Idaho

Internment camp in Idaho

This is a September 26, 2014 revision of the opening-words for this post. If you want to see the original, send mail to bbones@excite.com.

The following is an older post which addresses the internment of enemy-aliens during WW ll. Was this a one time thing or is it applicable today with the present situation in the world, especially after today’s Moore, Oklahoma beheading.

I’m asking because I don’t know.
William Carbone

Here’s a blog-post on American Internment during World War ll

Una Storia Segreta

Una Storia Segreta

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August 9, 2014

The Full Sturgeon (3rd Super) Moon will be 100% Full on August 10th at 11:10 A.M. Las Vegas Time

Filed under: Las Vegas Information, Miscellaneous — William @ 12:48 pm

Full Moon

Full Moon


From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
“Supermoon” of August 10, 2014
This Sunday, August 10, the full Moon will appear as much as 14% closer and 30% brighter than other full Moons of the year. Read more

The Old Farmer’s Almanac: August’s Video featuring Amy Nieskens
“Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about the Full Sturgeon Moon and why you can sometimes see the Moon during the daytime.”

Full Sturgeon Moon
Some Native American tribes called this month’s Moon the Sturgeon Moon because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. They also called this the Full Green Corn Moon.

Different tribes had different Moon name preferences. Other examples for August are: Wheat Cut Moon (San Ildefonso, and San Juan), or “Moon When All Things Ripen” (Dakotah Sioux) or “Blueberry Moon” (Ojibway).

June 13, 2014

The Full Strawberry Moon: June 13, 2014 + Tonight’s Super Moon won’t happen for another 35 years

Filed under: Miscellaneous — William @ 9:25 am
Full Moon

Full Moon

Almanac.Com’s Full Moon video for June, 2014
Featuring Amy Nieskens
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June 8, 2014

California Chrome denied: Tonalist wins Belmont Stakes

Filed under: Miscellaneous — William @ 9:48 am
Tonalist

Tonalist

Neither Tonalist nor Commissioner ran in the Derby or Preakness. Medal Count, the third-place finisher, didn’t run in the Preakness.

California Chrome appeared sluggish and finished in a dead heat for fourth with Wicked Strong in his bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. In the 135 years the grueling series of races for 3-year-old thoroughbreds have all been contested, only 11 horses have won all three. read more…

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June 7, 2014

Belmont Stakes Notes - June 6

Filed under: Miscellaneous — William @ 11:58 am
Belmont Stakes

Belmont Stakes

Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome had his final gallop around the Belmont Park oval Friday morning, traveling two miles under exercise rider Willie Delgado after schooling in the paddock around 6 a.m. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will jog tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m., a little more than 13 hours in advance of his bid to break a 36-year Triple Crown drought in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. (more…)

May 26, 2014

Build a Boma

Filed under: Miscellaneous — William @ 3:47 pm

First posted May 21, 2014

Build a Boma

Build a Boma

From National Geographic’s Build a Boma campaign

In East Africa, livestock is the livelihood of many communities. When lions and other big cats kill livestock, people often kill the cats in retaliation—and the problem is growing worse. There are just over 30,000 lions left in the wild. The best way to prevent any more of these big cats from being killed is to prevent the conflict. And that’s where you come in. (more…)

Memorial Day 2014

Filed under: Miscellaneous — William @ 3:30 pm

Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day 2014

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May 18, 2014

Derby Winner Continues Quest to Become 12th Triple Crown Champion

Filed under: Miscellaneous — William @ 11:44 am
Racing Cat

Racing Cat

From Preakness.Com

BALTIMORE, 05-17-14 –California Chrome continued on his quest for a Triple Crown sweep Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, scoring a dominating victory in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) to the enthusiastic approval of a record crowd of 123,469. (more…)

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